The Tree where Man was Born
In this classic volume, Matthiessen exquisitely combines both nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life. He skillfully portrays the daily lives of herdsmen and hunter-gatherers; the drama of the predator kills; the hundreds of exotic animals; the breathtaking landscapes; and the area's turbulent natural, political, and social histories.
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Since then ( though their future remains uncertain ) the East African parks and
game ... Even the Congo ' s great Albert Park ( now Kivu National Park ) , for
which the worst had been foreseen , escaped serious damage . The one park ...
At Lemai on the Mara River , eighty miles north of Seronera near the Kenya
border , the Ikuria Bantu were displeased because part of their lands north of the
Mara had been appropriated for the Serengeti park ; they were harassing the
villages in this area were evacuated , and Savidge and his wife were upset by the
elephant damage to the lovely winter thorn and baobab near park headquarters ;
they wanted an elephant control program set up at once . While their feelings ...
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